Methods to process the waste polystyrene into renewable products
From the aspect of thinking about the recycling materials, waste papers or batteries always come to people’s mind at first. Few of people would think of the polystyrene of Styrofoam. People usually don’t care about the waste polystyrene. However, these materials are recyclable and many cities have taken some practical actions to recycle them. If EPS or foam can be recycled properly, it will contribute to the reduction of the white pollution.
The recycling actions taken by the organizations and the ordinary people will contribute to the environment protection. People use plastic products every day since they provide us with benefits and convenience. Polystyrene products can be used to wrap the package, decorate the cars and pack the electronic appliances. Styrofoam can be used to make disposable coffee cups and food containers. In the most of the occasions, people throw away the used packages and containers, therefore, a lot of EPS waste are produced every day.
People can collect the waste plastic products and throw them into the specific recycling bins. Many cities have machines that can process these waste into renewable useful products. The machines usually include compactors, densifiers and melting machines. Styrofoam is actually something that can be recycled but it has to be compressed because it’s about 90 percent air. Once it’s compressed it can be recycled and made into new products.
The technology is being used to compress polystyrene foam, collected waste foam both from the Blue Box and at Regional Drop-off Depots, then make them into highly dense, stackable blocks which can be turned into new products such as picture frames, decorative frames and office supplies. The densifier will break down and condense items such foam packaging, cups, and shipping supplies into smaller units shaped like bricks. Once the polystyrene is condensed into bricks it will be shipped off to end markets and recycled into plastic products.
Greenmax focuses on producing recycling machines including densifiers. Greenmax has its own production line and is able to produce particles. The recycling equipment includes melting machines and foam compactors. Greenmax offers recycling services for several types of materials, including expanded polystyrene (EPS), extruded polystyrene (XPS), expanded polypropylene (EPP) and polystyrene paper (also known as PSP). Greenmax is professional in producing recycling machines and good at exporting.